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Ashland Reviews

Updated March 5, 2017
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Ashland Chairman and CEO William A. Wulfsohn
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Pros
  • good package and work life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • Good pay, a lot of opportunity for advancement (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management doesn't have a clue (in 13 reviews)

  • The manufacturing field does not have room for career growth, unless your boss retires (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Good Place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Programmer in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Programmer in Hyderabad (India)

    Pros

    Ashland is a good place to work, Employees are friendly and professional.

    Cons

    Buisness Environment is unpredictable. Bit unstable because of split in business


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Unclear future"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ashland full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, ability to work from home, able to buy vacation, some middle management are great coaches

    Cons

    Lack of choice of health benefits, top management places a lot of pressure without giving the resources to get the work done.

    Advice to Management

    The new motto of "results not excuses" is not very motivating when staff is cut to such lean numbers. We want to do an excellent job however workload is making it difficult.


  3. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Allowed employees to utilize all professional traits while learning new ones.

    Cons

    None that can be thought of.

    Advice to Management

    Continue allowing employees to grow professionally.


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  5. "Product manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Management in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Product Management in Wilmington, DE
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ashland full-time

    Pros

    The company has competitive technology and solid position with many major producers. Company invest in R&D and has many bright people's

    Cons

    Senior management only cares about bottom line. Health care sucks. HR dept sucks . Everyone works here for the money

    Advice to Management

    If you focus on your employees your business will meet your financial objectives


  6. "Chemical Operator"

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    Current Employee - Chemcial Operator in East Freetown, MA
    Current Employee - Chemcial Operator in East Freetown, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ashland full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company pays very well and is an easy enough job. People are overall good to work with. Lots of vacation and off time, 1 week off each month.

    Cons

    Lots of negative attitudes, worthless middle management, rotating shift schedule is difficult to handle.

    Advice to Management

    Hold people accountable for doing their jobs, especially Supervisors and Team Leaders who do nothing. Negative attitudes stem from doing other peoples jobs because they are not held accountable and a lack of reward system. When new hires are paid the same or more than the person training them it demeans your worth to the company.


  7. "Ashland culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ashland full-time

    Pros

    My manager was not a micro-manager.

    Cons

    Culture. Management is not employee friendly. Way too interested in just offshoring jobs.


  8. "Creating problems. No solutions."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay. Flexible hours. Good team players.

    Cons

    Unstable IT environment. 4 Re-organizaions in 5 years. IT infrastructure has been outsourced and recalled on 4 separate occasions not coinciding with the reorgs. Minimal communication between support and infrastructure groups.

    CIO needs to be replaced. Dishonest, caught in lie during last IT townhall. Suppressed and deleted questions about the recent decision cut infrastructure group.

    Advice to Management

    CEO and board need to re-evaluate CIO and IT upper management.


  9. "Best part is the people"

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    Former Employee - Confidential in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Confidential in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ashland full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Mostly the people there are great.

    Cons

    Some of those people are petty and childish but that goes on everywhere.

    Advice to Management

    Make everyone feel appreciated.


  10. "Good company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ashland full-time

    Pros

    Good stable company, terrific benefits

    Cons

    Significant changes since 2006. HQ moving from Ohio to Delaware and NJ


  11. "Sales Techinician"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There is Good working environment

    Cons

    The salaries are low in Caribbean



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